Re: Toshiba Satellite T1910CS notebook - preferred version?
On Sun, 9 Jul 2000, Tony Laszlo wrote:
> I am trying to install Debian on a Toshiba
> Satellite T1910CS, 486, 110M HD, 8MB ram .
> I won't be running X and will just need to
> use: vim, pine (+fetchmail/sendmail),
> lynx, ftp, telnet and pcmcia and parallel
> port modules.
> Have gone through the installation steps from
> floppy to the point where the system boots
> from the hard disk. Next, I need to get an
> Corega EtherII PCC-T ethernet card working
I've heard that pcmcia stuff is hard to get going under these
> in order to point dselect to the Packages.gz
> on the debian ftp or www site.
> My questions:
> * In accordance with advice from someone who
> had installed Linux on one of these beasts,
> I chose Debian 2.0 distribution (/dists/Debian-2.0/).
> Is this the preferred version for this machine and
> these needs?
> * while uname -a shows that the kernel running
> is 2.0.36, somehow modules are 2.0.34 . I tried
> to insmod pcmcia.o , etc. and got an error message
> that the modules don't machine the kernel.
> How could this happen and what's the best way to
> reinstall so it doesn't happen or fix the problem
> without reinstalling?
> * To see what would happen, I downloaded the
> pcmcia-modules deb file (2.0.36) from the Debian-2.0
> site (copying it over to the Toshiba via floppies).
> This I was able to install with dpkg -i ; so, while
> the modules are 2.0.34, there are two sets of pcmcia
> modules, 2.0.34 and 2.0.36 .
> The Ethernet card requires pcnet_cs.0 so I entered
> the necessary lines in /etc/pcmcia/config and started
> pcmcia with "/etc/init.d/pcmcia start" (I have this
> card working on a Linux box that runs with Turbolinux
> [quite similar to Redhat]). On the Toshiba w/ Debian
> it's not perfect yet, but the card is being recognized,
> at least partially.
> Anything else I need to do? Does the network need to
> be configured before the card will be recognized
> * Finally, I downloaded the kernel source from
> /Debian-2.0/ and tried dpkg -i. It seems that I
> need to install binutils first, or at the same time.
> Anything else needed before I can recompile the
> kernel? bin86, maybe? kernel headers of some kind?
> Tony Laszlo
> Jiyugaoka, Tokyo
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